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>> reporter: them they know this thing is clear. it's taken crew busy 20 minutes@ they will be here for about 2003 minutes and hen move on to the next location. keith daniels, fox 45 news at@ 5:30. thhy bite and breed right in your own bed. bedbugs are becoming such a nuisance in the city of baltimore, the city is taking melinda roeder explains how they aae trying to exterminate them.
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-p>> reporter: these bugs are tough to detect and nearly impossible o get rid of unless youuknow the proper steps to@ take. the city is hosting proper forums. half the problem is jjst identifying the source, ooten a neighbor's home since many outbreaks occur in apartments and row homes and the bug can crosswalks in walls.mall >> he irst thiig i did when i founddout was i knocked on my neighbor's doors. when i heard my next door neighbor had them for three years, been using the foggers and sprays, nothinggwas working. the longer you wait, the orst infestation is. >> reporter: killing the bugs usually requires several extermination treatments but can be one with proper washing, steam cleaning and using special powders, you can contact the health department for more information if you think you've got them. melinda roeder, fox 45 news at 5:30.
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today they ttok their case beforeetoday's marylanddboard of contracc appeals. >> we're going to get a license and have a cassno open on russell street. it's going to be fantastic, and finally a lot ssonerrthan if they go through this reproposal process. finally tte taxpayers of@ maryland will get what we all voted for in 2008. >> if the board upholds the commission deecsion. some city leaders are asking for more latitude in how they spend yyur tax dollars. the request comes as we learn more about a $28,000 remodeling job on a city office last yyar because the stufffthey bought for that office costs less than3 $5,000 individually they didn't have o get the apppoval of the board of estimates. the city's charter requires the approval of all expenditures
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more than $5,000 but some say that threshold is updated and they want to raise the amount that can be spent without approval. >> we realize how far down we're @%ing as far as significant purchases and we need to be able efficient.ine what we're able to >> reporter: in november voters will decide whether to give the board of essimatts more spending latitude but tonight 1500 ouu cover story reveals why some city leaders are questioning the move. -t is ur duty to hold government accountable and you can help us do ttat by joining our fox 45 waste watch. if you see government waste, call our hotline. you can also go to waste watch. this hour. at least one person is dead, 15 others hurt after an accident involving a tour bus in bethesda. the bus went off a sky ramp
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along northbound i-270 at@ democracy boulevard. a state policeespokesperson sayy parentt and children were aboard the bus at the tiie and it plunged 45 feet before settling near some trees below. it's causing a traffic niihtmare near washington, d.c. >> reporter: ttaffic in d.c. is usually always a nightmare. tonight it's really going to e rough. the northbound lanes of the 270 are shut down at the 2700meege. as we checkkin add take a live look, you'll notice quiie a bit now. the arra you want to stick with 495 and take that to rockville we'll bring you pdates tonight on the news at 10. if yyu're traveling in howard ccunty we are dealing with several accidenns. here's a shot right now where you can see it's going to be jam packed along the inner loop and outer loop in this vicinity. if you have traveliig in howard
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%-several with anooher right on route 175 at dorsey run road. uufortunately, we're dealing with quite a bit congestion on the right side. it will ease uppas you make the push to the parkville area and do watch oot ffrrseveral accidents in the ity. one at east 27th street and another inneass baltimore on%or. that is a look at your traffic. let's send it back to you. >> thank you, lauren. is public transportttioo to blame for poor attendance in some baltimore schools..3 mmre than 40,000 students use mta bbses to get to school. many say they are often skipped by bus drivers. now you can text ride and fiil out a survey about the experience. >> sometimes we get on the bus, the bus drivers have attitudds with uu.3 >> yoo know what, information is power.
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the more informatton we get, the better ssrvice we can provide. >> the rate your ride program will take the information from the surveys to hopefully try to improve performancee baltimore's lip ger a foooball team is ready for action. >> still ahead, see hat players are wearinn. probabll lingerie anddwhy fans say they better take their sport >> reporter: it's a new tract that proposes to take baltimore i'm karen parks and i'll explain what that means in a live eport cooing up. and you're looking live at our skywatch hd radar. tropical storm niiole is going to dump several nches of rain on our area. how haapy inches we're expected to gge and when will be the heaviest coming uppnext. old gibbs canning company.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. @
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@ baltimore teachers get paid.@ ttey will now be paid aacording to how successful your children are in tte classroom. karen parks staading by live in northeast baltimore where the announcement was just mmde.
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>> reporter: automatic pay ttachers will be paid according to structural effectiveness, teacher valuations and growth. bottom line teachers will be compensated on how well they teach and how well students learn. >> we need to value ate teachers i think teachers believe the profession should be about people who are affected and people are not effective in terms of helping kids and working with other ttacherr, @%'s like in every other professor, they should think of othhr things to do. >> reporter: now really good news for new teachers, the startinggsalary for new teachers increases from $41,000 a year to $46,000 a year. that's the highest in the state. baltimorr, karennparks,,fox 44 news at 5:30.
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a new poll gives governor o'malley a double digit lead ooer reeublican challengee bob more than 1400 adults surveyed by the "washington post" favored o'malley over ehrlich 2-41%. this is a big change from several recent polls that showed the two in a dead heat. but when it comes to the state's budget more people think hrlich is beeter qqalified. 43% of likely voters support bbb ehrlich with the budggt compared to 40% more martin o'malley. new poll numbers todaa. >> i do think the public after the primaryyhas been taking stock of the fact that maryland is weathering this downturn better than other states and we're starting to see some job creation for the first tiie in many years in our state. >> that poll is so far out of whack period. >> reporter: and that brings us to our question of the day, who will you vote for in the race %-go to and let
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us now what you think. you can also sound off on3 facebook. you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. you can text us, enter fox 45 a for o'malley, fox 45 b for3 earller or fox 45 c for somebody else. your response might air tonight. more on tropical storm nicole and the heavy rains the %-meteorologist vytas reid.ith >> that rain wiil start pickinn up in pace overnight. that rain like i ssid is really going to start coming down as we good through the next several hours. looking at a flood watch watch out of virginia, all across north viiginia, parts of the eastern shore and then also central maryland including %-d.c., down towards annapolis l incluued in this as we have the potential of heavy rainfall right along the central portion -f the mid portion of theestate so we'reevery concerned as the potential is there to get some
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heavy amounts of raan. the potential is there with the prediction here. %-theetrack of the storm.wing we could see anywhere from three to four inches, sooe areas maybe five, six inches in some that coulddcause this localized flooding because the ground is already saturated from the couple inches we got the other day, and now we're pouring more water on top of that. taking a look at where the rain is now. it's very light over balad, d.c., west of us still some showers. looking to the south of us you can see some heavy rain there overrthe carollnas. this is all riding along a trough. -his trough is wrapping back in. we still have a tropical storm down to the south of us. this is nicole but there's low pressure system that's developing ahead of that storm and that's what's riding up the coast and is going to give us the heavy rain. this storm, nicole is going tt follow hat and become nother low, an extra tropical cyclone which is going to be a storm
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like ttis, roll up right behind it. so we'll have two areas of low pressure that are going to work ii tandem over the mid atlantic over the next 24 to 8 hours. that's why we see all the potential for heavy amounts of rain. i'll give you more break down about nicole and whhre it's heading coming up.., "american idol" contestants cheering for stephen. >> i just love it, i love it. it'' a lot of fun. >> and girls on the grid iron. >> and girls on the grid iron. meet the women of the baltimore i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against
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expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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his sleep number is 25. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. bob ehrlich's real record on energy. lobbyists helped write utility regulations. we got stuck with a 72% rate hike. but martin o'malley got tough on bge, forcing them to pay back $2 billion to consumers. and what's bob ehrlich been doing the past four years? he got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm, a firm representing special interests and casinos
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right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob. girls playing professional football. battle's new team in the lingerie football league makes its debut. the baltimore charm hhlddtheir media day at first mariner arena today. the competitionnon the griddiron is fierce. full contact tackle football. really, it's really intense. we play real football. it's a good game and people will be surprised and impressed i think. >> you can watch the baltiiore charmmtake on the number one3 ranked tampa breeze in their home opener this friday. kickoff is promptly at 9 p.m. and you can find out much more about the battle ccarm by logging on to our website
5:52 pm the new idol judges get their first taste of the audition process on a raiiy afternoon in jersey city, new jersey yesterday, jennifer lopez and steven tyler joined randy@ jackson for the first round. hh said he's going to let the contestants really know what he thinks of their talent in a nice way. >> i certainly ill just the together.have half an act i'm going to tell them don't be angry, don't be mad at what i say, get bettee. p> season ten starts in january right here on fox 45. and expecting to see some
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♪ my back is gettin' tight ♪ i'm sittin' here in traffic ♪ ♪ on the queensboro bridge tonight ♪ ♪ but i don't care, 'cause all i want to do ♪

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